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Witold Lutosławski's Year
Witold Lutosławski's Year
2012-10-31
In connection with the hundredth anniversary of the composer’s birth, which falls in 2013, the Sejm Commission of Culture and Media has supported the proposal submitted by the Ministry for Culture and National Heritage to declare 2013 Witold Lutosławski Year.
Venice Premiere of Mikołaj Zieleński's Works
Venice Premiere of Mikołaj Zieleński's Works
2012-10-29
On 30 October at St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice the works of Mikołaj Zieleński, the greatest composer of Polish old music, will be presented for the first time.
Concert in Vienna Promoting the National Edition of the Works of Fryderyk Chopin
Concert in Vienna Promoting the National Edition of the Works of Fryderyk Chopin
2012-10-16
On October 30, at the Vienna Conservatory, there will be a promotional meeting for the National Edition of the Works of Fryderyk Chopin, combined with a lecture and concert.
New Piece by Aleksander Nowak, "Concerto for a Peculiarly Tuned Guitar and Chamber Orchestra&qu
New Piece by Aleksander Nowak, "Concerto for a Peculiarly Tuned Guitar and Chamber Orchestra&qu
2012-10-08
On October 13, 2012 during the opening concert of the Silesian Guitar Autumn in Tychy, Aleksander Nowak’s "Concerto for a Peculiarly Tuned Guitar and Chamber Orchestra" will be premiered. The piece was created with Marek Nosal and the Aukso Orchestra in mind and will be given its first performance by them.
Wojciech Kilar and Zygmunt Krauze Winners of the Koryfeusz Muzyki Polskiej Award
Wojciech Kilar and Zygmunt Krauze Winners of the Koryfeusz Muzyki Polskiej Award
2012-10-02
Yesterday evening the Koryfeusz Muzyki Polskiej gala ceremony took place. The winner of the award in the Personality of the Year category was Zygmunt Krauze, and an Honorary Award was received by Wojciech Kilar.

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Warsaw Wind Ensemble Composition Contest 2020 begins

PWM Edition and Warsaw Wind Music Association invite to take part in the International Composition Contest for Wind Orchestra - Warsaw Wind Ensemble Composition Contest 2020. This is the first edition of the international competition for composers, the subject of which is to write a premiere composition for a concert wind orchestra.
 

The 10th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition – Results Announced!

The winners of the 10th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition have been announced. The first prize goes to Maria Motolygina from Russia, while Alina Adamski won the PWM Edition Prize for the best performance of a Polish 20th/21st-century song.

Stanisław Moniuszko – the May Composer of the Month

On May 5th, the bicentenary of Stanisław Moniuszko’s birth will be celebrated throughout Poland. PWM Edition has already begun its celebrations earlier, and announced Stanisław Moniuszko our May COMPOSER OF THE MONTH.

Stanisław Moniuszko For Everyone

More than 20 new sheet music publications, books and CD albums; nearly 90 reissues; performance materials for orchestras and opera houses; more than a hundred digital publications available worldwide; 7,000 pages of free access digitalised materials; more than a thousand unique graphics and photos; nearly 30 events for adult and young audiences – all these are part of PWM Edition’s celebrations programme prepared for the bicentenary of Stanisław Moniuszko’s birth.

“Mieczysław Karłowicz. A Lone Journey” wins the Silver Pegasus Prize of the 22nd Zakopane Festival of Films about Art

We are very happy to inform that Tomasz Knittel’s film Mieczysław Karłowicz. Samotna wędrówka [Mieczysław Karłowicz. A Lone Journey], co-produced by PWM Edition and TVP (Polish state television broadcaster), won the Silver Pegasus during the gala of the 22nd Zakopane Festival of Films about Art held on 14th April.

What Does Plato Have to Do with Music Education?

PWM Edition is not just about sheet music and books. We are also involved in all kinds of educational activities, aiming to promote and support music education in both general and music schools. In this way we fulfil Plato’s postulate that “children ought to be taught music, physics and philosophy; but music in particular, because it contains models and all the skills that are crucial to learning”.


Since the first quarter of 2019 is already behind us, let us sum up PWM Edition’s educational enterprises in that period.

Agata Zubel’s “3x3” to Be Premiered in Paris

 

The world premiere of the most recent work by the highly regarded Polish composer Agata Zubel is to take place on 9th April 2019 at the Auditorium Marcel Landowski in Paris. The nine members of Ensemble 2e2m – one of France’s oldest and most renowned groups of this kind – will perform 3x3 for 9 instruments. The conductor is Pierre Roulllier.

The concert is part of the cycle “It Is a Woman’s World (Too)”.

On the 8th Festival of Premieres

A three-day festival of new music; seven concerts, two installations, nearly fifteen hours of music – only the most recent works. Thirty composers, more than half of whom are associated with PWM Edition – all this has made me happy, and I am leaving Katowice one hundred per cent satisfied,” said Daniel Cichy PhD, Director and Editor-in-Chief of PWM Edition, summing up the 8th Festival of Premieres in Katowice, which came to its close last Sunday.

Sławomir Kupczak – the April Composer of the Month

In our gallery of COMPOSERS OF THE MONTH, we present today the figure of Sławomir Kupczak, our April Composer of the Month.

Piotr Matwiejczuk Appointed New “Ruch Muzyczny” Editor-in-Chief

On 1st April 2019 the post of editor-in-chief of “Ruch Muzyczny” will be taken over by Piotr Matwiejczuk, who replaces Tomasz Cyz, head of the editorial board since 2013.